Restoration Hardware 1940s Hollywood Studio Floor Lamp[/caption]
If you're looking to Home Depot and Lowe's to outfit your man cave with cool lighting, you're looking in the wrong place. The lighting sections in most hardware stores feel like graveyards of cheap pendant lights, tulip-shaped frosted sconces, and outdated ceiling mount lights. And because light fixtures can make a huge difference in how polished and one-of-a-kind a space looks, it's worth your while to check out other, ahem, light sources.
Restoration Hardware (which is having a big 25 percent off lighting sale right now) is home to most of my very favorite fixtures because they mix traditional with rugged details like rope and antlers or industrial touches like hammered metal or tripod bases. Peep a few of my favorites:
Can't you just see this "Pillar Candle Rectangular Chandelier" hanging over a pool table?[/caption]
Locally I love Preservation Station on 8th Avenue for cool lighting. They source antique chandeliers and sconces and then restore and rewire them in their workshop. And when I say "antique," I mean some of these bad boys date back to the 1850s. If you're not familiar with it, Preservation Station is also the go-to place for unusual architectural elements like doors, windows, hardware and plenty of random tidbits. Here are a couple of especially cool lights at Preservation Station right now:
I ... have no words for this chandelier.[/caption]
And, lastly, I found a jewel of a lighting shop on Etsy that I'm almost hesitant to share because it's so rad and so affordable. Called Lamp Goods, it's jam-packed with vintage and custom lighting in the $60 - $150 range.
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